Professor Afferton’s Laboratory

"Professor," the assistant said from across the laboratory. The professor, none other than the often cited, often sought Professor Liel Afferton, ignored the call as she finished jotting down a note. "Professor!" The assistant called again. "One," Professor Afferton, an expert in a number of fields, had forgotten the assistant's name. "This...this rock is … Continue reading Professor Afferton’s Laboratory


Sample Size

“Doctor, we need a bigger sample group than this to get any real value from the study,” said Wyl, the project engineer for Doctor Yosa’s latest experiment. “There aren’t any other samples. This is all there are,” Doctor Yosa said. “Then why are we doing this? Why do we need to study this group if … Continue reading Sample Size

Captain Marra and the Lights

Captain Marra Winsom lived for the sea. She loved the unreachable horizon, the smell of the salt in the air, the way waves bobbed a boat like a cat playing with a mouse; on the water is where she felt truly most like herself. She commanded a freighter with a crew of twenty on board. … Continue reading Captain Marra and the Lights

An Apology from Truqq, Alien

Earthlings, Truqq here. I'm from the Pegasus Nebula and am mostly made of gas. Whatever isn't gas is similar to the components of a Chicago style hot-dog. I am writing to apologize for the antics of my youth. In retrospect, I was a bit of a handful. My parents told me so at the time, … Continue reading An Apology from Truqq, Alien

The Unexamined Life

Cale Adamare heard Plato's quote "the unexamined life is not worth living" very early in life.  It had no impact on him until very late in life.  With little to be particularly examined, Cale set out to write his autobiography.  In his twenties. He may have had something else to write about though... The Chapter … Continue reading The Unexamined Life

Mission Failure

Alone. The voyage was to be one of teamwork, companionship.  For years her team trained to take humanity to new worlds. Being alone was never even a contingency plan. She ran to the spaceship's command module.  Her leg aching in pain from the most recent encounter with...whatever they had met our in the black.  She … Continue reading Mission Failure

People on the Highway

I love cars covered in bumper stickers for bands.  Cars covered in band stickers are never new cars, not always the cleanest cars, but they are above and beyond the most well loved cars on the road.  The ranking of beloved cars goes 15 Year Old Pontiac Covered in Band Bumper Stickers, Just Purchased Bently … Continue reading People on the Highway